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promote extremism. steve handelsman is at the united nation news in new york with more. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening from new york city. barack obama came to the u.n. primarily, of course, as president, but also as a candidate in a tough reelection fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president. but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting, and demanded that muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who even when not directly resorting to violence use hatred of mercator west or israel as the central organizing prine iie of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad yesterday called for
. he'll address the united nations general assembly. this is video from two years ago when he first spoke to the general assembly. he'll discuss violent i shaseve issues, including violent protests in egypt. >>> mitt romney says the president was downplaying the violence when he described the protests as road bumps on the path to peace in the region. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president, who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at the mercy of events in the middle east. >> romney will campaign today and tomorrow in ohio. >>> democrats are turning their attention to a different battleground state this week, virginia. vice president joe biden will campaign in the commonwealth today. he'll be in chesterfield county right outside richmond. president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. he holds a slight lead over mitt romney in most recent polls in virginia. >>> 5:04. a fauquier county high school is remembering a popular student-athlete killed in a car
will speak to the united nations general assembly. this is video from two years ago. the white house says the president will discuss several foreign policy issues, including violent protests in the middle east. mitt romney is criticizing the president for referring to that violence as, quote, bumps in the road on the path to peace. suggesting the president is downplaying the crisis. >>> meanwhile, romney is campaigning in ohio today and tomorrow. his bus tour through the buckeye state will focus on energy and trade. romney spent yesterday in another battleground state, colorado. ohio may be key to his white house hopes. no republican has lost there and won that election. he'll campaign alongside running mate paul ryan in ohio. >>> joe biden is in virginia today. and president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. the only states visited more are florida and ohio. >>> a student-athlete in fauquier county is being remembered this morning after being killed on his way to l skoo. family and friends held a roadside vigil for 16-year-old ian heflin last night. he died when his car slamme
to you. >> thanks, wendy. >>> president obama spoke at the united nations and urged world leaders to take a stand against violence and intolerance. he tried to put iran on notice saying it must dismantle and time is running out. mitt romney was not satisfied with the president's words or his record. >> we believe there is still time and space to do so, but that time is not unlimited. make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> the president said that the u.s. will be relentless in tracking down those responsible for the attack in libya. >> a new washington post poll shows mitt romney has some work to do in battleground states. in ohio, the president has an eight int lead. in florida his lead is four points. both candidates will be campaigning on thursday in virginia. romney will be in springfield, the president will speak at the virginia beach farm bureau. >> ann romney campaigned on the tonight show with jay leno. it's her first late night talk show ap
'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> iranian president ahmadinejad addressed the united nations today, but u.s. diplomats were not there to hear him. they boycotted that speech, in part because this is yom kippur the holiest day on the jewish calendar. danielle lee has more on the address that came with a sign of protests. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read liberty and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's nuclear program, but accused the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: the threat by the zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. they fear iran is building a nuclear weapon, and netanyahu has threatened military force. president obama pushed for a peaceful noregotiation. >> we had to make a statement today. the obama administration
leads to new york city today as the commander in chief addresses united nations general assembly, and both candidates address the clinton global initiatives annual meeting. also today, gop presidential candidate mitt romney drops by nbc's education nation summit. that's where nbc's peter alexander is this morning. peter, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you at the united nations today. president obama will confront unrest in the middle east in the muslim world specifically, warning of what he will call forces that would drive us apart, and while the debates are still eight days away, the differences between these two candidates on foreign policy are now taking center stage. in the must-win battleground of colorado monday, mitt romney previewed his foreign policy arguments against the president. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, that was my reaction. bumps in the road? we had -- we had an ambassador assassinated. these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. >> the white house called that assault desperate and
decide to strike. >> president obama is ready to address the united nations in new york tomorrow. he's expected to focus on the wave of anti-american violence in the middle east. in an interview last night, the president called the recent uprising a bump in the road. during a campaign stop yesterday, mitt romney criticized the president's assessment. >> i think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy and universal rights. but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> egypt has elected a muslim brotherhood person as president. i don't consider these bumps in the road. >> the white house called romney's criticism desperate. the obama campaign also released a new ad today attacking romney for not releasing more of his tax returns. >>> some people in virginia have already made their choice for the next president. absentee voting is under way in the commonwealth. people come out today in fairfax county to cast their ballots. this is the earliest people have ever been able to vote in a pr
. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> today president obama will speak before the united nations general assembly. take a look at video from two years ago where he last addressed that international body. the white house says the president will discuss several foreign policy issues, including violent protests in the middle east. mitt romney is criticizing the president for referring to that violence as, quote, bumps in the road on the path to peace. the republican presidential nominee is suggesting the president is downplaying the crisis. meanwhile, romney is campaigning today and tomorrow. his bus tour through the buckeye state will focus on energy and trade. romney spent yesterday in another battleground state, ohio. ohio may be key to his strategy. no one has ever lost that state and won the election. >>> vice president joe biden will be in virginia today. he'll be in chesterfield county near richmond. president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. the commonwealth is one of the hotly contested states this year. the only states the candidates have visited more are florida and o
:00. >>> prime minister benjamin n t netanyahu told the united nations time is running out to prevent iran from making nuclear weapons. he illustrated what he believes is the progress iran has made in the production of a nuclear weapon. he said iran will probably be finished with the second stage by this spring. after that, he said, tehran's nuclear program will move very quickly and be almost impossible to stop. he urged the u.s. and the rest of the world to set a clear linlin line. president obama said there is still time for diplomacy. >>> a lawsuit against jetblue airlines today. it stems from a pilot's rant last year. passengers feared for their lives when the captain started running through the cabin screaming about september 11th. he was charged with interference with a flight crew but ruled not guilty by reason of insanity. >>> doug's back with more about the unstable weather moving through our area. >> we've got severe storms out there, that will continue to rumble through. most of them still off to the west of the metro region. but getting closer by the minute. right now, one thing yo
this morning, president obama is addressing the united nations as the campaign spotlight turns to international affairs. both he and republican rival mitt romney speak at the clinton global initiative's annual meeting today in nearly back-to-back speeches. hot topics for both. the u.s. response to anti-american protests across the muslim world, and we'll have more on this coming up. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. do tell us more about the global bacon shortage on the way because al is very concerned this morning. he can't function. >> reporter: as are a number of others. this could be very true. if you're a bacon lover, start hoarding it now. according to britain's national pig association, a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon next year is unavoidable. it's a result of the drought that hit much of the country this year which damaged the crops used to feed the pigs, so the group predicts that the number of slaughtered pigs could fall by 10% in the second half of next year, and that could cause prices to double in some areas. natalie
. >>> president obama center stage at the united nations at a time in america -- when anti-american riots continue. and the people who murdered an american ambassador are still on the loose.
of state hillary clinton did sit down with netanyahu in new york. netanyahu also addressed the united nations general assembly. he warned the world may only have until next summer to stop iran. >>> if these are the facts -- and they are -- where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> the white house reiterated its commitment to stopping iran from building a nuclear bomb. >>> nfl referees are back on the job. the real refs received a standing ovation when they took the field before last night's ravens-bengals game in baltimore. the honeymoon was short-lived. the crowd quickly booed and the hometown ravens were called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. this is the first game since the nfl and referees union reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract. nfl commissioner roger goodell apologized to fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to have to bring our fans through that. we're sorry to bring the general public through that. that's unfortunately part of labor management disputes. >> the referees union plans on voting today and tomorrow on the lab
from today. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the united nations general assembly today. on tuesday president obama told the assembly that tehran is running out of time to resolve its disputed nuclear program and vowed the u.s. will do what it must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. in an interview with the associated press, ahmadinejad called for a new world order. meanwhile, here in new york city, public outrage this morning as the openly anti-israel ahmadinejad addresses the u.n. on this yom kippur, the holiest day on the jewish calendar. >>> it was a bad call, but they are sticking to it, so says the nfl, uniholding that controversial call by replacement referees that gave the seattle seahawks a victory monday night against green bay. the league did acknowledge tuesday that refs should have called an offensive pass interference penalty on seattle's final play, a move that would have given green bay the win. >>> an alert from the world health organization this a new virus similar to sars has been detected in london and in the middle east. there is curren
at the united nations to push for unity among syrian rebel groups. this after thursday's warning to the international body from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. netanyahu drew a red line on a cartoon -- on a cartoon-like bomb calling for world leaders to draw that red line before next spring or summer, shutting down iran's nuclear weapons program. and just a day earlier iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad blasted israel from the same podium calling it a country of, quote, uncivilized zionists. >>> soil samples are being taken today as part of a new search for teamsters union boss jimmy hoffa who disappeared in 1975. investigators will dig beneath a driveway in suburban detroit. that's where a tipster claims he saw a body that might have been hoffa's being buried 37 years ago. >>> a bizarre and shocking end for a rising actor in los angeles. police say former "sons of anarchy" actor johnny lewis beat his 81-year-old landlady to death, attacked and bit two other men nearby and then fell or jumped to his own death from the roof. officials say he also savagely killed his
. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the united nations general assembly today. on tuesday president obama told the assembly that tehran is running out of time to resolve its disputed nuclear program and vowed the u.s. will do what it must to prevent iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. in an interview with the associated press, ahmadinejad called meanwhile for a new world order, and here in new york city there's public outrage this morning as the openly anti-israel ahmadinejad addresses the u.n. on this yom kippur which is the holiest day on the jewish calendar. >>> twin blasts rocked a military complex in syria's capital of damascus this morning, setting off widespread gun battles. at the general assembly, president obama and u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon pitched opposing solutions to the crisis there. president obama is pledging support for syrian rebels, while the u.n. leader is calling for an end to all violence, including the flow of arms to those rebels. >>> now let's head to wall street. cnbc's courtney reagan is at t
and savannah. good morning, everyone. a stern warning to the united nations as the prime minister of israel draws the line on iran's nuclear program. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. for the first time israel's prime minister issued a firm deadline to iran for possible military action using a simple drawing to warn the u.n. that israel believes iran will reach the point of no return on its nuclear program in just a matter of months. secretary of state hillary clinton met with benjamin netanyahu. president obama was campaigning in virginia thursday, the white house said too busy to meet with the prime minister. earlier he laid down his red lines for stopping iran nuclear program. >> this is a bomb. this is a fuse. >> reporter: netanyahu spoke a day after iran's president ahmadinejad from the same podium had called israel uncivilized zionists. netanyahu said tehran was already 70% towards getting enough nuclear fuel for a bomb and has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts, and they ar
remains four games because the braves won last night. the nationals will take on defending world series champions cardinals this weekend in st. louis. >>> the ryder cup takes place every two years and pits the united states against europe. the europeans won two years ago. this year's event takes place at the me dinah country club. the ryder cup continues this week epd, and you can catch it right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. >>> hockey fans, you may have to wait a little longer to see action on the ice. the nhl cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule because of the ongoing lockout. the owners locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides could not agree on a collective bargaining agreement. talks between the nhl owners and players will continue today. the capitals are scheduled to open their season on october 12th at home. >>> the big apple is adding to its reputation. >> the world's biggest ferris wheel is being built on staten island. the $230 million attraction will be called the new york wheel. it will overlook the statue of liberty, new york harbo
i become president of the united states. >> but the new politico george washington university battle ground poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 49- 47% nationally among likely voters. >> it's a tight race, a very tight race. >> mark kennedy, director of gw's graduate school of political management says while the race is close, there are bright spots for romney. the poll asked who would do a better job on budgeting and spending. romney beat the president 50- 43%. >> when it gets down to the ballot itself, although he's ahead still on the most important issue in people's minds, he's still behind overall largely because of that likability factor. >> but on which candidate would stand up for the middle class, the poll found the president won 51- 43% over romney, but kennedy says the president still needs to make his case to close the deal. >> i think the thing that obama needs to accomplish is he needs to show people he has a plan for how to grow the economy. >> while the campaigns are downplaying debate expectations -- >> government romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay.
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